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Villanova Defeats UNC in Not-So-Secret Scrimmage

Villanova Defeats UNC in Not-So-Secret Scrimmage

Wildcats Beat the Tar Heels by 10 in the Phil Booth Classic The Villanova Wildcats welcomed the University of North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday for a “secret scrimmage,” and, according to reports, the ‘Cats came away with the 89-79 victory. Phil Booth led all scorers with 41 (?!) points while Eric Paschall chipped in another 24 points on 6 made threes. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points on 5 threes. If you’re doing the math, that’s 88 of Villanova’s alleged 89 points. According to reports, Villanova made 20 total threes. “The scrimmage helped us a great deal,” said UNC head...
VU Hoops Oct 19, 2018
NBA Wildcat Watch (October 19)

NBA Wildcat Watch (October 19)

Lowry, DiVincenzo and Spellman hit the hardwood for Friday night hoops! Happy Friday Nova Nation! Three former Wildcats are in action tonight in Kyle Lowry (Raptors), Donte DiVincenzo (Bucks) and Omari Spellman (Hawks). Lowry will look to follow up his 27 point performance on Wednesday night against the eastern conference favorite Boston Celtics. The Big Ragu will make his home debut against the Indiana Pacers and Omari Spellman’s Hawks face the Memphis Grizzlies in the volunteer state. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did...
VU Hoops Oct 19, 2018
Paschall named to Karl Malone Award Watch List

Paschall named to Karl Malone Award Watch List

The Villanova senior is poised for a big season. Villanova senior Eric Paschall has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2019 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday. The annual honor, in its fifth year, recognizes the top power forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprising top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates. Paschall, who played his freshman season at Fordham and sat out the 2016 as a transfer, averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 boards, and 2.2...
VU Hoops Oct 19, 2018
2018-19 Villanova Basketball Coaching Staff Preview

2018-19 Villanova Basketball Coaching Staff Preview

Get to know your coaching staff. As the nature of college sports is one of perpetual change, one of the few constants that can determine the consistent success of Villanova Basketball is the coaching staff that determines what players are brought to the Main Line and is responsible for teaching them throughout their time on campus. Although due to the Wildcats’ success over the past half-decade there has been more turnover than usual, none of the current staff is new to Villanova. Mike Nardi Due to the fact that assistant Ashley Howard has returned to La Salle where he was an assistant...
VU Hoops Oct 18, 2018
NBA Wildcat Watch (October 18)

NBA Wildcat Watch (October 18)

Another night in the NBA (feat. Ryan Arcidiacono and Josh Hart). After six different Wildcats made their first step into the NBA regular season on Wednesday night, the remaining two got their first taste of action on Thursday night. Ryan Arcidiacono (Bulls) and Josh Hart (Lakers), two instrumental pieces in the 2016 National Championship run, hit the court for their respective teams. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so...
VU Hoops Oct 18, 2018
2018-19 Villanova Basketball Player Preview: Phil Booth

2018-19 Villanova Basketball Player Preview: Phil Booth

We close out our season previews with the “Heart of the Team” VUHoops will be kicking off the 2018-19 Villanova Basketball season with an entire month of team coverage. Check in every day for new player previews, schedule breakdowns, team analysis, event recaps, and season predictions as we get closer to the first tip-off of the year! For the past few weeks, we’ve been trying to predict the unknown. We’ve been buried in high school stats, limited sample sizes, and cryptic tweets trying to determine how Villanova’s many new pieces will fit together on the court, in the locker...
VU Hoops Oct 18, 2018
Thursday’s Arizin

Thursday’s Arizin

Two Cats appear in the CBS Top 101 players for 2018-19 Happy Thursday Nova Nation! CBS put out their Top 101 players for the upcoming season, and two Wildcats made the list. Eric Paschall comes in at #17, which makes him the 5th best senior on the list and the 3rd best player in the Big East. Phil Booth comes in considerably lower at #58 as the only other Wildcat on the list. It’s a little surprising that breakout candidates like Jahvon Quinerly or Collin Gillespie didn’t make the list, but there are A LOT of college basketball players out there. Equally as interesting as which...
VU Hoops Oct 17, 2018
NBA Wildcat Watch (October 17)

NBA Wildcat Watch (October 17)

For six former Wildcats, they are tipping off the regular season on Wednesday night. The NBA regular season has arrived! There are a record-number eight former Villanova Wildcats playing in the NBA, and six of them opened up the season on Wednesday night. Donte DiVincenzo (Bucks), Omari Spellman (Hawks), Dante Cunningham (Spurs), Mikal Bridges (Suns), Jalen Brunson (Mavericks), and Kyle Lowry (Raptors) hit the hardwood. As for the remaining two—Ryan Arcidiacono (Bulls) and Josh Hart (Lakers)—they will get their first taste of action on Thursday night. From Tuesday through Friday, each...
VU Hoops Oct 17, 2018
Player Preview: Eric Paschall

Player Preview: Eric Paschall

One of the Wildcats’ two returning starters, EP is a captain for the newest version of the ‘Cats. VUHoops will be kicking off the 2018-19 Villanova Basketball season with an entire month of team coverage. Check in every day for new player previews, schedule breakdowns, team analysis, event recaps, and season predictions as we get closer to the first tip-off of the year! After transferring to Villanova from Fordham and having to sit out the 2015-16 season, Eric Paschall went from coming off the bench, to an integral starter of a National Championship team. Paschall missed two games due...
VU Hoops Oct 16, 2018
Player Preview: Joe Cremo

Player Preview: Joe Cremo

‘Nova won the Cremo sweepstakes, so what should we expect from the transfer? VUHoops will be kicking off the 2018-19 Villanova Basketball season with an entire month of team coverage. Check in every day for new player previews, schedule breakdowns, team analysis, event recaps, and season predictions as we get closer to the first tip-off of the year! While Cremo was not a highly touted high school recruit (due in part to not playing on the AAU circuit), when he announced that he would be looking to transfer as a graduate student, thus being eligible to play immediately, a bevy of suitors...
VU Hoops Oct 15, 2018
Player Preview: Tim Delaney

Player Preview: Tim Delaney

In his fourth season on campus, Delaney is ready to be a leader. VU Hoops will be kicking off the 2018-19 Villanova Basketball season with an entire month of team coverage. Check in every day for new player previews, schedule breakdowns, team analysis, event recaps, and season predictions as we get closer to the first tip-off of the year! After three hip surgeries and one fully healthy season behind him, Tim Delaney is ready for the 2018-2019 season to begin. With 49 minutes in 22 game appearances, Delaney has settled into a relief role at the end of the bench. But his understanding of Jay...
VU Hoops Oct 13, 2018
Blue/White Scrimmage Recap

Blue/White Scrimmage Recap

The team looked good with less than a month to go before the season starts Despite the gloomy atmosphere outside, there was nothing but excitement in “The Finn” as Villanova Basketball fans got their first extended look at the team this morning. The annual Blue/White scrimmage was extra special this season, as many fans were visiting the newly refurbished Pavilion for the first time. But even more exciting was the first look at the five new players that will suit up for the Wildcats this year. Despite losing four players from last year’s Championship team, Villanova has an even...
VU Hoops Oct 13, 2018
Villanova vs. No. 6 James Madison: Dukes Blow Out Wildcats 37-0

Villanova vs. No. 6 James Madison: Dukes Blow Out Wildcats 37-0

The Dukes responded to their first CAA loss in a big way, downing the Wildcats. The Villanova Wildcats returned home in search of their first CAA win of the season against the 6th ranked James Madison Dukes, but fell 37-0, falling to 3-4 on the season and 0-4 in the CAA. Head coach Mark Ferrante’s squad has been ravaged by injuries, highlighted by the losses of starting quarterback Zach Bednarczyk, fellow captain Jeff Steeb, and tight end Ryan Bell. That meant sophomore Jack Schetelich started his second consecutive game at quarterback. Ferrante was prepared for those losses to hinder...
VU Hoops Oct 12, 2018
2018 Villanova Football game preview: Three Things to Watch vs. James Madison

2018 Villanova Football game preview: Three Things to Watch vs. James Madison

In danger of falling below .500, can the ‘Cats pull off an upset of the three-time defending CAA champions? Villanova (3-3, 0-3 CAA) will have its hands full this week, as it prepares to host reigning conference champion James Madison (4-2, 2-1 CAA) this Saturday afternoon, at 3 p.m. Both teams are looking to bounce back from losses. Villanova suffered back-to-back defeats, most recently falling to the Maine Black Bears, 13-10. The Wildcats have yet to win a game against a CAA opponent this season. As for James Madison, it had a rare loss last week, losing to Elon in a top-10 FCS...
VU Hoops Oct 12, 2018
Player Preview: Dylan Painter

Player Preview: Dylan Painter

How will the big man respond after a redshirt year on the Main Line? VUHoops will be kicking off the 2018-19 Villanova Basketball season with an entire month of team coverage. Check in every day for new player previews, schedule breakdowns, team analysis, event recaps, and season predictions as we get closer to the first tip-off of the year! Good things come to those who wait. Dylan Painter will look to prove this adage during the upcoming 2018-19 season for the Wildcats. Life on the Main Line did not get off to a perfect start for the childhood Nova fan as Painter was thrown straight...

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